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Monday, September 11, 2006

Remember 9/11

Just a friendly reminder, for those who don't read the news or watch much TV. Today is the 5 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, so please be extra considerate to those whose lives are dramatically changed 5 years ago.

Also a friendly warning, do not say anything anti-patriotic or pro-muslim today, it would piss off a lot of people around you. I'm not saying we shouldn't say those things, because I've always believed in speaking our minds (tactfully), but just not today. Please be considerate to all those that are sharing the same country as you.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best Zhao post yet. Regardless of our beliefs, color, creed, or nationality, the civilized world should stand together today.

9/11/2006 1:56 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

anti-patriotic I can understand but nothing pro-muslim? the relgion is not the reason for 9/11. There are perfectly respectable Muslims that think 9/11 was a tragedy.

9/11/2006 5:55 PM  
Blogger Paul Zhao said...

Allison, completely understandable, but enough people today are ignorant enough to associate 9/11 attacks with "muslim faith", and even the ignorance deserve a day of grief without someone expressing their opposing opinions.

9/12/2006 12:00 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Some Passages from the Qur'an:

"Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority: their abode will be the Fire: And evil is the home of the wrong-doers!" 3:151

"How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night, or while they slept at noon, Our terror came unto them. No plea had they, when Our terror came unto them, save that they said: Lo! We were wrong-doers." 7:4-5

"Remember thy Lord inspired the angels with the message: 'I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.'" 8:12

"Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly." 8:60

"Lo! those who disbelieve spend their wealth in order that they may debar men from the way of Allah. They will spend it, then it will become an anguish for them, then they will be conquered. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto hell,"8:36

"But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war; but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful."9:5

"And the True Promise draweth nigh; then behold them, staring wide in terror, the eyes of those who disbelieve! Alas for us! We lived in forgetfulness of this. Ah, but we were wrong-doers!" 21:97

"On the Day when (some) faces will be whitened and (some) faces will be blackened; and as for those whose faces have been blackened, it will be said unto them: Disbelieved ye after your (profession of) belief ? Then taste the punishment for that ye disbelieved."3:106

"Lo! Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise." 4:56

"O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred (steadfast) they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are a folk without intelligence." 8:65

"Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings."98:6

"Say: (It is) the truth from the Lord of you (all). Then whosoever will, let him believe, and whosoever will, let him disbelieve. Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers Fire. Its tent encloseth them. If they ask for showers, they will be showered with water like to molten lead which burneth the faces. Calamitous the drink and ill the resting-place!" 18:29

"These twain (the believers and the disbelievers) are two opponents who contend concerning their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them; boiling fluid will be poured down on their heads,Whereby that which is in their bellies, and their skins too, will be melted;And for them are hooked rods of iron.Whenever, in their anguish, they would go forth from thence they are driven back therein and (it is said unto them): Taste the doom of burning." 22:19-22

I'm just sayin' ....

9/12/2006 10:17 AM  

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